Made good progress in going through the backlog for North Carolina over the course of August thus far. Finally posted the last of the photos covering North Carolina Interstates, and finished going through everything covered statewide east of I-95, and east of I-77 with the exception to U.S. 421 through Lillington. That leaves just U.S. and State Route coverage in the Appalachians, at Asheville and at Hickory to go through for future updates.
Also started a Minnesota section with coverage of every exit along Interstate 90 eastbound from South Dakota to La Crosse, Wisconsin. This included photos shot back in February, just before COVID19 took over throughout most of the country. Who knew right?
There are several thousand more photos throughout the North Star State covering the Interstate highway system and other freeways throughout the Twin Cities metropolitan area in our queue.
Interstate 26 – completed coverage in both directions from Downtown Asheville to Sams Gap from a trip in October 2015. Added four photos Carter took last month along I-26 west at NC 108 and U.S. 74. Direct ramps were built last year between I-26 and the U.S. 74 freeway on the north side of Columbus, eliminating the need to use ramps for NC 108 to complete the connection.
The rest of the I-26 coverage between East Flat Rock / Hendersonville and Asheville is out of date, and furthermore this stretch of the route is under construction as of last Fall. A five year widening project is underway along 16.9 miles of the freeway from the merge with U.S. 25 north at East Flat Rock to NC 191 (Brevard Road) in south Asheville. I-26 will be expanded from four to six lanes along the concurrent section with U.S. 25 around Hendersonville and from four to eight lanes from U.S. 25/25 Business northward to I-40/240.